Definition of Hard times

1. Noun. A time of difficulty.

Generic synonyms: Time

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hard Times

hard shoulder
hard shoulders
hard skill
hard sledding
hard soap
hard solder
hard sore
hard space
hard start
hard steel
hard stop
hard surface
hard tarter
hard tick
hard time
hard times (current term)
hard tissue
hard to please(p)
hard tubercle
hard ulcer
hard up
hard water
hard wheat
hard wired
hard work
hard worker
hard yakka
hard yards

Literary usage of Hard times

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell (1904)
"hard times I SHALL never forget my new master; he had black eyes and a hooked nose, his mouth was as ..."

2. Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Avery Lomax (1918)
"hard times GOME listen a while and I'll sing you a song Concerning the times — it will not be long — When everybody is striving to buy, And cheating each ..."

3. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"HOME INCIDENTS AND hard times. lost sight of by many thoughtful persons, merely because he presents his truth with some colour of caricature. ..."

4. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1895)
"WITH the opening of the year 1818 the hard times which, twelve months before, were felt by the manufacturers and traders, began to be felt by the people. ..."

5. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"The years preceding the rebellion were such as are commonly called " hard times." Effect of People felt poor and saw fortunes made hard times. by corrupt ..."

6. American Tariff Controversies in the Nineteenth Century by Edward Stanwood (1904)
"A crisis like that of 1837 is always and inevitably followed by a period of " hard times." hard times are the times when men are saving a part of what they ..."

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